West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides (DR-1558)

Incident period: September 16, 2004 to September 27, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 20, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 10, 2004
News Release
Disasters don’t take holidays off and neither do those who respond to them. All State of West Virginia and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster response offices will remain open on Columbus Day, say state and federal recovery officials. “Our administrative offices and Disaster Recovery Centers will be open on Columbus Day, October 11,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Lou Botta of FEMA. “This is a good opportunity to visit one of our centers if you have not yet done so.” Disaster Recovery Centers are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:
October 10, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- State and federal officials announced that mobile Disaster Recovery Centers to assist people recovering from Hurricane Ivan will visit Jackson and Tyler counties for three days each this coming week. Residents who need information on the status of a disaster aid application already filed, or have questions about the U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loan program, or other questions, can receive help at the DRCs. The Jackson County DRC information follows: Opening Date: Tuesday, October 12
October 9, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- One-on-one advice on making homes and businesses safer from flooding will be available starting Monday at two home improvement centers in the Northern Panhandle and neighboring Ohio.The state of West Virginia, the state of Ohio and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have started a Building Supply Outreach Partnership with home improvement centers to assist people with flood mitigation information in disaster-declared areas of West Virginia and Ohio.
October 8, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- State and federal officials announced that mobile Disaster Recovery Centers to assist people recovering from Hurricane Ivan will visit Mingo and Lincoln counties for three days each starting tomorrow and Monday. Residents who need information on the status of a disaster aid application already filed, or have questions about the U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loan program, or other questions, can receive help at the DRCs. The Mingo County DRC information follows:
October 8, 2004
News Release
CHARLESTON, W.V. -- Boone County has been designated for Hurricane Ivan disaster aid for public facilities, officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services announced today. This new designation brings to 22 the West Virginia counties eligible for various forms of disaster assistance under the declaration issued by President Bush on September 20, 2004.
October 8, 2004
News Release
Charleston, W. Va. – Fresh from a new look at Northern Panhandle recovery efforts, federal and state recovery managers reaffirmed a key recovery goal is to house those who lost homes to remnants of Hurricane Ivan flooding as quickly as possible. “Let me assure everyone that we have marshaled all resources to find alternate housing for those who are in need” said Federal Coordinating Officer Lou Botta of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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